Julián receives an unexpected visit from his friend Tomás, who lives in Canada. The two men, accompanied by Julián's faithful dog, Truman, will share emotional and surprising moments prompted by Julián's complicated situation.

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Cesc Gay
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ricardo Darín ... Julián (as Ricardo Darin)
Javier Cámara ... Tomás
Dolores Fonzi ... Paula
Troilo Troilo ... Truman
Eduard Fernández ... Luis
Alex Brendemühl ... Veterinario (as Àlex Brendemühl)
Pedro Casablanc ... Médico
José Luis Gómez ... Productor (as José Luiz Gómez)
Javier Gutiérrez ... Asesor Funeraria
Elvira Mínguez ... Gloria
Oriol Pla ... Nico
Nathalie Poza ... Mujer 2
Àgata Roca Àgata Roca ... Mujer 1
Susi Sánchez ... Mujer Adopción
Francesc Orella ... Actor Restaurante
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Julián receives an unexpected visit from his friend Tomás, who lives in Canada. The two men, accompanied by Julián's faithful dog, Truman, will share emotional and surprising moments prompted by Julián's complicated situation.

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Best Friends Are Forever

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Comedy | Drama

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Both Ricardo Darín and Javier Cámara won Goya awards for their work in the movie, with Cámara winning as supporting actor and Darín as leading. Cámara actually has more screen time than Darín in the movie. See more »

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When Gloria said to Julian that she had told her son that his father decided to stop the treatment, she could not have known that because it was the first time they met since Julian took that decision. See more »

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Julián: You know the main thing I've learned from you?... What you've taught me all these years unknowingly?
Tomás: Why don't we keep walking?
Julián: Because I'm saying something important, can't you wait one more minute?... Why are you here?
Tomás: I want to have breakfast, so that I'm ready... What's that important thing you've learned from me? Let's see.
Julián: You never expect anything in return... You never want a payback... You're generous, unlike me.
Tomás: Thanks.
Julián: And me?
Tomás: What?
Julián: What have you learned from me?
Tomás: From you? Nothing, absolutely...
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Waiting for You
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Spending one final quality time with an old friend.
24 February 2016 | by Reno-RanganSee all my reviews

It is not that hard to describe, I mean the entire story in a couple of lines, but scene by scene it embarks on the different level. A very ordinary tale that takes place in less than one week time, at a same time it catches your attention in a gentle manner. A perfect movie with the balanced contents. I admit, this is not what I expected, but still delivered the same quality differently. It takes us to the various locations to capitalise the concept and gives an idea how the real people in the real world express during their distressed time. I think I kind of liked its rich screenplay and the overall production quality.

The movie was very slow, definitely need patience to watch it. It opened in a snowy Canadian residential area and soon begins to follow a middle ages man called Tomas saying goodbye to his family to board a plane for Madrid to meet his old pal, Julian. This unexpected visit gives an opportunity for Julian, a single father to open his heart to talk about the future plan, especially for his loving dog, Truman. The rest of the movie follows their lead by revealing some of the unknown to about each other.

Yes, the title name was a dog character. It took some times to figure it out why and how important was this name for the movie. Almost the entire watch, only in the end scene, it all made sense. Besides, that is the part I fell for it, I think it was the best way to conclude. I love this kind of theme, this is where my softer side unfolds and feel the depth of the character or the tale that intended to strike emotionally. But the thing is, it was not a tearjerker drama as I wanted or it should have been.

"People don't know what to say to me. They smell death and they get scared."

Another unique narration that dealt with having friendship in the front row for its simple ride. It might be a plot that evolved around two friends' four days wandering everywhere, but covered family issues as well, especially the father-son relationship for a brief time, but strongly. It took all the time in the beginning, but the second half was very interesting after it makes you comfort with the characters and enough story development to move on from there.

It was a less fun, but a more meaningful movie than I thought. All the comedies were dark, it is unfortunate not to have even a small smile. The main source for it was the argument caused by the differences between the friends over what they decided to do, but in the end held back to normalcy as the character were matured and had a good understanding.

So the comedy is only the tag that attached to the movie, but it was a very absorbing topic on its progress till the final minute. Yet, I'm very upset with a sex scene that definitely out of the synchronisation with the rest of the story. When everything was going so smooth it appeared from nowhere like a twist in the tale, I felt that was totally inappropriate. And also that 100 seconds changed the fate of the movie from a PG-13 to R product, though there was no strong nudity.

It was effortless, but exceptional performances, especially by the leading two including the Argentinian superstar Ricardo Darin. And I don't forget the dog in the title role, but sadly his screenspace was very short. Obviously this movie is not designed to impact on all the viewers, so it is going to fail to satisfy a few, especially for its slow presentation without a cheerable background score. That means I suggest you to choose it carefully, by learning what the movie offers against what you actually want from it. But overall, it is surely worth to give a try.

7/10


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Country:

Spain | Argentina

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

7 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Truman See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Madrid, Spain See more »

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Budget:

EUR3,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,258, 9 April 2017

Gross USA:

$210,840

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,027,600
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1.85 : 1
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